City of Lights
12 March - 5 April
Gallery of exhibition paintings
Melissa McDougall is a Wellington based artist who has lived and exhibited in Australia, The United States and New Zealand.
In 'City of Lights' Melissa expands on one of the major themes of her work over the last 20 years, the urban landscape. Known for illustrative style paintings of the cities in her life, including Perth, Melbourne, Chicago and New York, Melissa's new paintings focus on Wellington at night. However this show also encompasses Melissa's past work with paintings from her time in New York and from her Vanitas and portrait work.
Melissa has held six solo exhibitions in New Zealand and been part of many international group exhibitions. She was a finalist in the Adam Portrait Awards in 2018 and the 2019 Chris Parkin Drawing Prize.